Thai Culture and Language

Thai Etiquette

People usually do not shake hands when greeting.  Instead, the custom is to “wai”.  Usually the younger person “wais” the older person by placing his/her palms together and bowing slightly.  If the hands are high, the person is greatly respected.  The older person then returns the gesture.  This greeting is done while standing, sitting or …

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Thai Travel Destinations

Thailand is a popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia.  The country has clean beaches, thick jungles and interesting foods to sample.  It is also home to beautiful, old temples.  Here are some popular places to explore.  You will see that many of them are islands known for their lovely scenery, beaches, relaxation and water activities. …

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Thai Children's Songs

Thai Children’s Songs Many of the children songs sung in this country are about animals, toys, the family and nature.  Children’s songs like most children’s songs throughout the world have chants, actions, rhymes and silly phrases. Pleeng Loy Krathong (Full Moon Song) Pleeng Chaang (Elephant Action Song) Poong Paang (Fish Trap Chanting Game) Maun Saun …

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Thai Alphabet

Thai Alphabet The Thai language is made of 44 consonants, 32 vowels and five tones in pronunciation.  The tone of a syllable is determined by the consonants, the type of syllable and the length of the vowel.  There is also a script that has Indian origins.  The Thai language belongs to the Tai family and …

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Thai Names

Thai names are often long as the given name and family name are to be unique. There aren’t two last names that are the same unless the people are related. Thai people also change their family names at additional times other than marriage.  The names that are chosen stand for positive things.  Some parts of …

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Traditional Thai Cuisine

Thai cooking uses lots of spices and seasonings for flavor such as lime juice, ginger, coconut milk and peanuts. Many dishes are prepared with rice, noodles, and fish. Many Thai dishes are hot and spicy but they can also be sweet or sour and even salty. Each region has its own specialty.  

Thai's Capital

Bangkok is Thailand’s largest city and capital of 10 million people.  Boats are often the fastest way to travel in Bangkok because the roads are often very crowded with traffic.  There are many canals and waterways that people use every day. People even shop at floating markets on the water.

About the Thai Culture

Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia.  Throughout history, this region has been known as Siam. Nearly 65,000,000 people who live there are called Thai.  Most of the people who live in Thailand are Thai, Chinese, Malaysian or Mon. The country borders the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Burma.  Thailand’s climate …

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